FESTIVAL 2019

DATES

May 31 through June 9, 2019

VENUES

Wythe Hotel – Williamsburg
Windmill Studios – Greenpoint
Syndicated – Bushwick
Made in NY Media Center by IFP – Dumbo
UnionDocs – Williamsburg
Kickstarter – Greenpoint
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Downtown Brooklyn

FILM LINEUP

The festival will present in competition 120 film premieres
2019 FILM LINEUP – COMING SOON

FILM SCHEDULE

Friday May 31
Wythe Hotel Cinema & Wythe Hotel Main Hall: 7:00

Saturday June 1
Windmill Studios: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00

Sunday June 2
Windmill Studios: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00

Monday June 3
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Windmill Studios: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Alamo Drafthouse: 8:00

Tuesday June 4
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Windmill Studios: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Syndicated Cinema: 6:30, 9:15

Wednesday June 5
Windmill Studios: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 6:00, 8:00

Thursday June 6
Windmill Studios: 6:00, 8:00
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

Friday June 7
Windmill Studios: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30
Wythe Hotel: 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
UnionDocs: 7:00, 9:15

Saturday June 8
Windmill Studios: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Wythe Hotel: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00

Sunday June 9
Wythe Hotel: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00
Windmill Studios: 2:00, 4:00, 6:00. Award Ceremony at 8:00


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Saturday June 1
Made in NY Media Center by IFP: 1:00pm to 3:00pm | KidsFilmFest

Thursday June 6
Windmill Studios: 8:00pm to 10:00pm | Florida State University Showcase

Saturday June 8
Kickstarter: 11am – 5pm | BFF Exchange


TICKETS & PASSES

Single program tickets are $15 for the general public
Discounted single program tickets for students and senior citizens are $12 (only available at the venues)
Full Festival Passes $200
4 Pack Passes $45.


KIDS FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 1st from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, BFF presents the 14th annual kidsfilmfest, which aims to discover, expose, and promote the youngest generation of filmmakers. The film program is tailored for children of all ages (films are rated “G”), and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action films. A Q&A with the filmmakers and a filmmaker’s workshop follow the program.
kidsfilmfest


BFF EXCHANGE

For the eight consecutive year, on June 8 from 11am-5pm at Kickstarter, the festival will continue its BFF Exchange, ultimately aiming at connecting filmmakers with film distributors. BFF Exchange will feature a pitch session, a few panels, and a happy hour. Various topics will be explored by a truly distinguished group of panelists (TBA).
BFF Exchange


AWARDS

BFF will award the winners with prizes totaling over $50,000 in film services, products, and cash.


THEME: THE GATHERING

Our 2019 theme-statement is essentially a call to all those people who are searching for clarity and intelligent exchanges. On the programming side this year, more than ever before, we wanted to empower all those filmmakers who are thinking and working in critical systems, outside of the box, and against all odds. Understanding that for women the “system” is always critical, and inspired by the acceleration of the women’s movements, in 2019 BFF will feature the largest presence of female directors within a single festival edition up to date. I’m also proud to say that four out of our six festival programmers are women and the actual festival is run mostly by women.


BROOKLYN COLLABORATORS

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
Brooklyn Documentary Club
Film Shop
The Video Consortium
UnionDocs


LATIN AMERICAN FILM OUTREACH

Proimagenes Colombia
ChileDocs
IMCINE (Mexico)
Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Festival Internacional del Cine Buenos Aires (FIDBA)
Cinema Tropical, New York
Proyector Film Series, New York


FESTIVAL BACKGROUND

Organized by the same people who brought to you the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the 501(c)(3) Brooklyn Film Festival is an organization developed from 21 years of experience. Rebranded in 2010, the BFF is now driven by an enriched mission.

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FILM SUBMISSIONS

BFF accepts paperless entries via WITHOUTABOX.com and FilmFreeway.com from July 1 through March 11. For DEADLINES, FAQ, rules, and to submit visit: + SUBMIT A FILM


MISSION

To provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.
To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema.
To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn’s public interest in film through the following means:

  • – To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films.
  • – To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works.
  • – To partner with likeminded organizations to exhibit new and existing works.

To support arts organizations with similar missions.
To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.
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